Deirdre and Scott Gurney are selling their remaining stake in the company they created, Gurney Productions, which created fake shows like Duck Dynasty and Voodoo Sharks.
ITV has suspended the founders of Gurney Productions, the creator of Duck Dynasty, while they are investigated internally for fraud, according to reports.
The A&E series Duck Dynasty has been cancelled and will end forever next spring, after its 11th season of fictionalizing the Robertsons’ lives concludes.
On its web site, A&E has a photo gallery of The Robertson family “taken during the PB (pre-beard) era.” Among other things, we see the boys playing golf, Jep and Jessica and their kids on the beach. There are also… continue reading
Late Friday between two major holidays, the time when one releases news one wants to get a lot of attention, the parent company of A&E announced that Phil Robertson won’t be suspended from Duck Dynasty after all, and will be… continue reading
Phil Robertson’s suspension from Duck Dynasty will have no impact on the nine episode of the show that will air starting January 15, though the family suggests that A&E’s decision may impact future episodes. The New York Times reports that… continue reading
Reality finally came to Duck Dynasty, in the form of Phil Robertson’s bigotry, and it was not a reality A&E wanted.
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on “hiatus from filming indefinitely” as a result of his comments to GQ that equated gay people with “drunks, terrorists” and compared gayness to bestiality. A&E said in a statement: “We are… continue reading
GQ profiles Phil Robertson, star of the insanely popular A&E series Duck Dynasty, who hasn’t been shy about the “spiritual warfare” he’s engaged in with Hollywood and others. In that, we learn that, for a straight man, Phil has been… continue reading
Duck Dynasty has become a ratings winner for A&E, and judging by all the products the network now sells–among other things, there’s a board game, cookbook, and brand-new Christmas album–it’s also doing well generating cash outside of advertisements. In a… continue reading
Duck Dynasty stars’ religiosity is no secret, considering each episode ends with the family praying over a meal. But the cast members Phil and Willie Robertson’s candid conversation about the show and its connection to their faith may be surprising,… continue reading
Duck Dynasty‘s return on A&E last night shattered ratings records, becoming the most-watched nonfiction series episode ever, easily justifying the cast’s recent raise to $200,000 an episode (or making it look really, really cheap). Here’s what A&E said in a… continue reading
Duck Dynasty cast member Willie Robertson applied for The Amazing Race and was rejected, but was cast on Survivor, which he turned down because his wife, Korie, told him, “They’ll make you look like a redneck.” This was before the… continue reading
Duck Dynasty‘s extreme popularity is now as well-known as its total artificiality. It’s a scripted sitcom that lies to viewers, except it’s honest about one thing: its cast members’ personalities. The cast appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show Wednesday, and… continue reading
A&E’s Duck Dynasty is an unqualified hit, crushing even broadcast TV shows in the ratings. Why is it so successful? And what does that tell us about the inevitable copycats? My friend Mo Ryan, AOL’s TV critic, breaks down its… continue reading